Re: exahust problems
I think he's talking about the small exhaust exit at the end of his muffler. The little stub pipe that is about 1/2" in diameter and is welded to the end cap. To answer his question based on that assumption; no that would leave your exhaust wide open and would effect your power and make your bike more than a little annoying to you and everyone within a block or two. We need to know if your "red hot" statement was figurative or literal.
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